MORONGO VALLEY TOWN HALL TONIGHT TO DISCUSS PROPOSED FIRE TAX

The Morongo Valley Community Services District meets tonight in special session. This will be a town hall-type meeting for the CSD board members and the fire committee to discuss the proposed fire tax measure on the June 7 ballot and answer questions from the public. Tonight’s meeting begins at 7

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical

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CINDERELLA’S CLOSET HELPING TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH PROM WEAR

Many high school girls cannot afford to buy a dress for prom. For the fourth year, students at the Twentynine Palms High School are hosting a Cinderella’s Closet. Through April 29, girls visiting Cinderella’s Closet will be able choose and keep a gently used special occasion dress free of charge.

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LEARN ABOUT THE GOLD RUSH AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE TOMORROW

Learn all about the California Gold Rush at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson has details…

Learn about the California Gold Rush as well as the fun and serious sides of a fraternal organization. At the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday lecture, Hector

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MARINE LOSES PART OF LEG IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A Twentynine Palms Marine lost part of his leg in a motorcycle crash at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms Saturday. Investigators say Mike Gomez, 23, was riding his Suzuki racing motorcycle westbound on Joe Davis Drive at about 3:00 Saturday afternoon when he lost control and struck a stucco sign

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MAN RESCUED FROM UPSIDE DOWN VEHICLE SWEPT INTO A WASH

A Yucca Valley man was rescued from a flooded wash after he was swept across the road at San Juan Road and Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley Sunday. Sheriff’s investigators say Eugene Palmer, 43, of Yucca Valley, drove through water flowing across Old Woman at about 12:35 p.m.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING TONIGHT GOING TO THE DOGS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, local advisors to the Board of Supervisors, will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting is going to the dogs… If there’s a dog in your life—or if there isn’t and you’d like to keep it that way—you might consider attending tonight’s regular

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT PRESENTATIONS OFFERED

If you have questions about the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District is offering presentations to groups and local organizations. The presentations will be tailored to each group. The informative sessions include information about private property connections, assessment payments, construction stages, maintenance fees, state septic discharge prohibition, project

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MODERN CALYPSO AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY LOBSTERFEST

The inaugural Yucca Valley Rotary Club Lobsterfest will feature some talented local musicians. Managing editor Tami Roleff says lobster lovers will be treated to some modern calypso… Dine on fresh Atlantic lobster while listening to the smooth sounds of modern calypso during the Yucca Valley Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest. Soca del

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ENTRY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THIS YEARS GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is taking entries for the 66th Grubstake Days Parade May 28. It will begin at 10 a.m. at Inca Trail and will travel east on Highway 62 to Sage Avenue. This year’s Grand Marshall is Joshua Tree National Park and Superintendent David Smith will

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YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE THIS WEEK

The annual spring Yucca Valley library book sales starts this week. Reporter David Knutson says early previews start tomorrow… The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library is hosting its spring book sale extravaganza during Earth Day week. On Tuesday, April 12, members of the Yucca Valley Library will be invited

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COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER PLANNED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs—including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert

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DEPRESSION AWARENESS SERVICES AVAILABLE

If you are suffering from medical depression, a National Group is offering awareness services. ROP Broadcast student Kayla Balwin has more on Families for Depression Awareness… The normal ups and downs of life mean that everyone feels sad from time to time. But if emptiness has taken hold of your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER RANKED #1 IN THE STATE

A 30-year-old Twentynine Palms High School Track and Field record fell as junior captain Spencer Walton ran a career best 9:42.29 in the 3200-meter race, taking first place in the Tiger Invitational at South Pasadena High School last Friday. This mark ranks Walton number one in the De Anza league

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

After two away meets, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat swim teams hosted the Eagles of Desert Hot Springs at home April 6, with both the boys’ and girls’ teams winning handily. The Ladycats won 130-36, thanks to a sweep of first, second and third place in the 200 medley

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WILDCAT BASEBALL TEAM DEFEATS YUCCA VALLEY TROJANS FRIDAY

Friday, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball team dropped a league game to cross town rival Twentynine Palms High School. A highlight for the Trojans was sophomore Dezmond Delgado, who went 2 for 3 with a stolen base. Senior Colden McGarvie pitched all seven innings, but in spite of

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SATURDAY IS JUNIOR RANGER DAY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Tree National Park is offering a Junior Ranger Day. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has all the details… April 17 is Junior Ranger Day at Joshua Tree National Park. Explore, learn, and protect the park as kids take part in programs and earn badges. Stop by any visitor center

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ALUM MAKES DONATION TO CMC FOUNDATION

Aaron Kyle, owner and operator of Aaron’s Air Service in Twentynine Palms, recently attended a board meeting of the Copper Mountain College Foundation to donate $500 to the Foundation. Kyle attended Copper Mountain College. Kyle told the board members that he was supporting the foundation for his two-week-old son and

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PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT REMINDER

Have you paid your property tax yet? Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline is April 11… Monday, April 11 is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can do it in any of several ways: Online, at

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NATURAL AND NEON GAS ON DOCKET FOR WONDER VALLEY MEETING MONDAY

Residents of Wonder Valley are invited to attend a community meeting this Monday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said two gasses are on the agenda… Two items are up for discussion at Monday morning’s 9 a.m. Wonder Valley community meeting. First up representatives from SoCal Gas will discuss the methane releases from

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